Name: Danielle Durante

Team: FIT BBC

Coach: Rob Earwicker

Weight class: 53kg

Height: 4'11"

What year did you begin lifting? 2003; serious training started in 2007

How did you get involved? While going to school at California State University, Sacramento I was introduced by Phil Alexander.

Favorite Competition Lift?  Snatch

Favorite Training Lift? Jerks from rack

Education: B.S. Kinesiology, Exercise Science

Personal Goals: make the Olympic Trials, be part of a World team.

Favorite Foods (I added the s): rigatoni and meatballs, deep dish pizza, and homemade Nachos. 

Favorite Book: The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks, It's Not About the Bike, My Journey Back to Life, by Lance Armstrong.

Favorite TV Show: 24, Greys Anatomy, Castle, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Restaurant: Impossible

Favorite song that gets you motivated: Poker Face, Lady Gaga

Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Gymnastics, cheerleading, and hiking.

Most people don’t know that….

I'm on a mission to find the best:

-Cup of Coffee

-Chocolate Chip Cookie

-Plate of Nachos 

I love fishing, especially with my family at Lake Shasta.  I love dancing and making room on the dance floor.  I enjoy going to Farmers Markets and making my own salsa. I have a sick, twisted sense of humor usually involving Adam Sandler and/or Ben Stiller.  I am a personal trainer at the gym I lift at.  I was born in Texas.  I love to sing on the top of my lungs.